Development Manager (Trusts & Foundations) Ref 7213

School/department: Development & Alumni Relations Office, Communications, Marketing & Advancement
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract:   permanent 
Reference: 7213
Salary: starting at £34,304 rising to £40,927 annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 22 November 2021
Closing date:  06 January 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 18 January 2022
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented fundraising professional to join and influence the University’s fundraising efforts. With an excellent track record of securing major gifts from charitable trusts and foundations, you’ll share our passion for Higher Education and for raising funds to deliver research projects and programmes of work that create a better world.

In its 60th anniversary year, the University of Sussex has an ambitious programme to fundraise for. Working closely with the Development Director and the Head of Development alongside other fundraisers, you will be responsible for securing philanthropic grants for research, scholarship and capital projects.

You’ll play a strategic role in identifying new funders, developing major grant proposals and matching them with the funding opportunities available; building key relationships with senior academic colleagues and with officers and trustees of existing and potential funders. Target driven and with a successful track record in grant writing, you will be a strong team player with outstanding written and verbal skills.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Re 7213 [PDF 164.99KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements. Please contact so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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